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Partnering with other organisations to complement and strengthen its work to produce high quality, culturally responsive, work-ready medical graduates.

Medical Deans partners with other peak bodies so that together we can work more effectively in areas of joint interest.

Australian Medical Students Association (AMSA)

AMSA is the peak representative body for Australian medical students. Medical Deans and AMSA work together on initiatives that will improve the quality of medical education and the work-readiness of graduates, and AMSA is represented on a wide range of projects and activities undertaken by Medical Deans.

Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) 

Medical Deans and AIDA are committed to a collaborative, productive and effective partnership to improve health outcomes for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Out strong partnership demonstrates the ability of Indigenous and non-Indigenous organisations to work together effectively with shared objectives and clear outcomes. Our collaborations have included a review of the CDAMS Indigenous Health Curriculum Framework and Healthy Futures Report, and working to increase the recruitment and retention rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students.

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)

Medical Deans and NACCHO share a common aim to have a future generation of doctors who practice clinical excellence in a culturally safe and responsive way to meet the needs of all communities and peoples.  One area of particular shared interest is the need to support and increase the capacity for medical student clinical placements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care services. These provide students with an invaluable clinical and cultural experience and is a vital part of their journey to becoming a doctor; however needs to be properly supported and enabled within the community-based health services.

Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa (TeORA)

Medical Deans and TeORA, the peak representative body for Māori medical practitioners, are committed to a collaborative, productive and effective partnership to identify and jointly work on mutually-supportive individual advocacy on issues and opportunities.  Shared commitments include work to grow and better support the Māori medical workforce, improve the health outcomes of Māori, increase the cultural safety and responsiveness of the New Zealand health system and non-Indigenous health professionals, and advocate the unique and vital roles of Te ORA and Medical Deans in this area.